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spokesperson robert gibbs called karzai's comment, quote genuinely troubling. >>> in the wake of toyota's unprecedented global recall over sticky gas pedals the u.s. government has made an unprecedented move of its own, seeking the maximum penalty of punishment for the automaker's failure to act swiftly when lives were at stake. on monday transportation secretary ray lahood proposed toyota pay a record fine of nearly $16.4 million, after it, quote, knowingly hid a dangerous defect. documents show toyota knew about the defect back in september of last year, but waited until late january to issue a recall. toyota still faces private lawsuits, which could cost the automaker untold millions more in damages. >>> and now, here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. in vermont, authorities just released surveillance video of a police officer firing a pepper gun at a man in a holding cell. the 26-year-old man, who was handcuffed at the time, can also be seen laying on the ground as the officer puts a bag over his head. the officer resigned following an internal inv
story, safety tests now being ordered on every suv that is made by toyota. >>> the automaker insisting it wants to put customers at ease after being forced to halt sales of their high-end lexus. consumers reports warned the readers not to buy it after there was potential rollover risks. >> we are tracking the story this morning. you brought us earlier in the week, when we last left, toyota hadn't weighed in. >> toyota has learned a tough p.r. lesson. auto giant moving quickly after the highly respected nonprofit group, consumer reports, warned their readers not to buy the gs-460. a potential stability problem with the $52000 suv. the vehicle's rear end repeatedly slides out in tight turns posing a risk for rollovers when exiting a highway. toyota is ordering tests on all of their suvs to determine potential problems. the company denying published reports in japan that it is recalling the 2010 gx-460. if you do own one and you are nervous about driving it, toyota is offering a free loaner car until the problem is fixed and identified. the big problem is that the company says, quote, the
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-mail that has surfaced. the e-mail was written by a now retired toyota executive. it it raising new questions about toyota's response to safety problems with its vehicles and we get the details now from phil lee bow in chicago. >> another damaging piece of information regarding toyota and whether or not it was dragging it's feet in terms of alerting the public for 2.3 million vehicles, the damaging information comes from this company e-mail cents from an executive five days before the company rrled 2.3 million vehicles. in the e-mail irv miller, who retired from toyota, says i hate to break this to us, but we have a tendency for mechanical fail near accelerator pedals off a certain manufacturer on certain mol models. we need to come clean. the worlds "come clean" are getting a lot of attention. it was sent five days before the recall on january 21st. within the last week toyota fined 16 plt 4 million just under 16.4 by the department of transportation for being slow in alerting authorities to the recall of the gas pedzals. the d.o.t. says they hid the defect. toyota says we understand the con
. that's a live press conference taking place at 6:30 eastern. >>> new details that some of toyotas employees are not happy about how the auto giant handled safety concerns about the faulty gas pedals. the call from one executive came back in january five days before a huge recall. his message was clear. we need to come clean. our deb feyerick is tracking the developments for us this morning. she joins us now. so this was an executive that said, we need to make changes? >> those words, we have to come clean gets a lot of attention. it is clear that toyota executives were scrambling to find out the best way to deal with their huge accelerator problems. one of the company's top public relations executives warned toyota, we need to come clean about the sticking pedals. they are saying that toyota was not protecting their customers by keeping quiet about this. in the e-mail by toyota's recently retired u.s. vice president for affairs, herb miller writes, we have a tendency for mechanical failure in accelerator problems. the time to hide is over. it was sent in january, days before the m
. >> reporter: i would agree, yeah. >>> this does not look good here. a toyota executive sent an e-mail saying "we need to come clean" and it came just a few days before their big recall. jennifer, shed some light it appears on what the automaker may have known about the problem of runaway cars and when they knew it. >> also they knew this was a big deal that needed to be handled and that maybe the culture from headquarters from tokyo, well, not tokyo but from japan wasn't necessarily handling it the way it needed to be handled in the country. in new company documents uncovered an american toyota executive was writing basically to his colleagues saying "we need to come clean about the safety problems, the time to hide on this one is over." now it was sent just five days before the massive recall of millions of toyotas. the memo was obtained by the associated press. toyota has no comment on this e-mail and with all of these court cases coming up they'll probably have a lot of no comments. they're repeating, "we are already acknowledging we know we did a poor job of communicating" and they've sa
. >> all right, rafael, thanks. >>> earnings buzz, palm gets gobbled an yet another toyota recall. your early morning headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, she finally speaks and tells all, actually even more than you might have expected. >>> the bucks have one for the road, china's loss is america's gain, and a giant collapse in washington. you're watching "early today." >>> hi, everybody. good morning. yesterday a divided supreme court refused to order the removal of a world war i memorial cross from government land in california's mohave desert. a lower court had found the cross violated a constitutional ban on government endorsement of religion, but in yesterday's 5 to 4 ruling the high court said the cross can stay with justice anthony kennedy writing, quote, the constitution does not oblige government to avoid any public acknowledgement of religion's role in society. >>> the republican party could soon lose a party member. florida governor charlie crist will reportedly announce today he's running as an independent for the senate in november's election. the expected switch sets t
of cars, toyota is now madly searching for answers to its latest safety problem, this with that suv. take a look at this video from consumer reports. the company is trying to figure out why it rolled over in a test, and consumer reports put out that really unusual alert about the don't buy rating for this thing. let's talk about what it means to toyota's bottom line as well. jon: a bank robber who thought he'd get away with the perfect crime until he met up with the guy behind him. a hero who foiled the bank robbery, we'll talk to him next. jane: in the heart of ak pull countero in -- acapulco, six people were killed, five hit with stray bullets, about a dozen cars shot up, the victims, none appeared to be tourists, most were innocent bystanders on the street. investigators in mexico aren't sure what led to the shooting but acapulco has seen its share of drug violence. jon: he is a pulitzer prize winning war photographer who has just updated his resume, now he is also a crime fighter, the gentleman from the beard there was standing in mine -- in line, minding his own business at a wells f
. >>> the latest this morning on the efforts to resume flights grounded by disruptive volcanoes. >>> plus toyota is taking action after "consumer reports" magazine advised drivers not to buy a new lexus suv. >>> and things looking up in the forecast. your weather and traffic are next. >>> good morning, time for weather and traffic on this tuesday morning, on tom kierein in storm center 4. we have temperatures around the metro area in the mid and upper 40s. but the shenandoah county getting some patchy frost possible. warren, shenandoah, page, rockingham and augusta counties, high clouds coming in from the west, ahead of the rain-maker that will be here tomorrow morning. for this morning, high clouds around, we'll have sunshine, low 60s by noon. and upper 60s during the afternoon hours. and cloudy tonight, down to near 50 by dawn tomorrow when we'll likely have light rain moving in from the west. occasional light rain tomorrow, highs low 60s. thursday, some sunshine back into the upper 60s. and upper 60s on friday and partly cloudy. a look at the weekend in ten minutes coming up at 4:51. >>> now
. the white house reports for now that meeting is still on the president's schedule. toyota now and what a day. the troubled company will soon pay the largest fine that the united states government has ever issued to any automaker anywhere that is if the government gets its wish. the transportation department pushed toyota to pay $16 million as a civil fine for failing to notify regulators promptly about its pedal problem. that is the maximum penalty allowed. the company now has two weeks to either accept the fine or decide to fight it toyota's recalled more than million vehicles worldwide because of those sticking gas pedals, which we're told could leave drivers behind the wheel of a run away car. peter barnes from the fox business network is live in washington tonight. give us the details behind this final. you know judge napolitano was on with us in "studio b" today when this story broke and he said that doesn't sound like much to me but i guess the max is the max. >> that's right, shep. toyota failed to notify the national traffic safety administration of the sticking problem for at least
in the possession of former edwards aide andrew young. >>> the massive toyota recalls could lead to major changes in how your next car is made. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. whether it's toyota or not? >> we are talking about what could be the most sweeping legislation aimed at making your car safe since the ford firestone tires fiasco about a decade ago. your next car may have brake override systems, black box ps all under this new motor vehicle safety act. they'll have hearings next week in washington. it means automakers could be hit with much bigger fines. we talked a lot about how the fines right now are barely even a slap on the wrist. currently just $16 million they're capped at. the government said, if there hadn't been a cap, it could have fined toyota $18 billion. now, of course, it probably wouldn't, right? that's crippling. they're trying to show you $16 million is nothing for a company like toyota. if the proposed new rules had been in place, toyota could have faced a fine four times higher. >> affecting all of us, whether you're driving toyota or not. >>> colombian si
they don't think any of the kids ingested the drugs. >>> and more trouble for toyota. the automaker is recalling 600,000 sienna minivans made between 1998 and 2010, this year. toyota says too much exposure to road salt may cause the cable holding the spare tire to fall, putting nearby vehicles in danger. toyota says it's working on the problem and advises owners to bring their siennas into dealers for an inspection. >>> well, they think they have found the piece of a meteor in wisconsin. scientists -- you see some video here -- but there was a fireball in the sky last week. now university of wisconsin add madison scientists say they believe they have found a fragment from a meteor. now, it lit up the sky earlier this week. i believe it was on wednesday. now a man has found a peanut-sized rock that he says hit the roof of his home. here's a look at some of the video once before. now, this is a big deal to amateur astronomers and scientists, a rare event to get ahold of possibly a piece of a meteor. you have people out there who market and collect these things, who sell and trade thes
to get to some business news this morning, some new troubles for toyota, it looks like, state farm is asking the auto maketory repay them for claims it paid for the crashes related to the acceleration problems. you can imagine if other insurance companies follow suit, it could end up costing toyota a bundle. let's get to jenna lee, she's got more. >> reporter: this is happening more frequently than we thought. i got off the phone with state farm insurance, they cleared up this report in usa today which basically says there have been accidents involving the toyota with a state farm customer, and what happens is now that state farm already paid to cover that accident they're going back to toyota and saying this isn't the fault of the driver, you guys owe us money because it wasn't the driver's fault, it was a problem with your car and this massive recall that's going on, so state farm insurance says yeah, that's true, we're looking into toyota but that's happened with multiple insurance companies, with multiple different auto companies as well. there's constantly the back and forth b
. >> let's talk about the car industry and toyota took a big hit today in what respect? >> ok. transportation secretary ray lahood said toyota, you knowingly hid a dangerous defect. the sticking gas pedals. you're fined $16 million. the lawyers are going to have a field day with this. now, the government says you knowingly hid a dangerous defect. the lawyers have already sued. now they're going to say you covered it up. this could push toyota closer to a mass settlement of all these lawsuits and it will be very, very expensive. this is what could happen. >> one of the problems is the fact that they didn't have a recall months ago. they had to wait until it became a huge public outcry. the government says toyota, you should have reported this in five days. you took four months. that's a delay. you knowingly hid a dangerous problem. >> hold on, stu, because the government now owns most of general motors and chrysler. >> there is self-interest here. >> it is a conflict of interest, though, for the government to be fining toyota because some could argue, well, we kind of went the
, hundreds of crashes, and, a massive fine for safety violations, for toyota, it seems like there is more bad news every day. so why are sales booming? for the automaker? and, many of you watched the story unfold live, here on "happening now" a texas man, crashes his light plane, into an irs building in austin texas. now the 911 calls from that terrifying day, are out. we'll play some of them, in just three minutes. >> witnessed a plane crashing on 183 southbound... we think it hit a building, the echelon building. >> a plane... >> yes. a private plane. [ female announcer ] grass stains, believe it or not, i have missed you. pollen in the air kept hunter cooped up itching his eyes and sneezing. but now i found zyrtec®. it's #1 allergist recommended. with children's zyrc® he can get 24-hour allergy relief indoors and outdoors. ♪ now he can run wild... with the rest of the pack. with children's zyrtec®, he can love the air®. and now try children's zyrtec® perfect measure®. a premeasured spoon. just twist squeeze and go™. it says that when you buy whoa grand caravan,? a premeasured spo
, toyota has issued yet another suv recall, this time for some 50,000 s2003 sequoias. toyota says some sequoias may be unable to speed up when necessary. >>> big news at the end of the trading day. hewlett-packard swooping in to buy the struggling smarts phone pioneer palm. the $1.4 billion cash deal sent palm shares soaring in afterhours trade. >>> reports out saying a big merger is coming between continental and united airlines. no word between either carrier but some say a deal might get done as early as friday. >>> and finally it may seem like gas prices sky rocketed overnight but for one small town in alaska, they already did. push prices in the remote town rose to $9 a gallon overnight thanks to the high cost of flying in a new supply. >>> well, the habs reach down deep for a game seven. milwaukee downs the hawks plus an olympic medal ten years late. >>> marlon byrd shows he's in season form. your early morning headlines are straight ahead. >>> we've got cool showers in the rockies. you're watching "early today." >>> hi, everybody. good morning. if you're just waking up, this is
is straight ahead. bill: also, what did they know, when did they know it. talking about toyota and the problems with that gas pedal. was there a coverup? reports of the toyota executive urging the company to come clean. it's impossible to replace anybody that you love. she was my great role model, my grammy keaton. it was pretty much of a shock for us when she got colon cancer. we were -- none of us were prepared for that. here's the deal, and this is the bottom line here -- colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer killer of men and women over the age of 50. and you know what -- this is one that you can prevent. just get screened, okay? i know how precious life is right now. we can all do this. you can do it, i can do it. if i can do it, you can do it, okay? how's that for a deal? arrested a man in san francisco for making threatening phone calls to the house speaker nancy pelosi over health care reform. federal investigators saying that man called pelosi's homes in california and in washington, as well as her husband's office. he's 48-year-old gregory giusti, arrested ye
's interesting. >>> toyota is now recalling cars because of a deceleration problem. jennifer westhoven, good morning. this is the toyota sequoyah suv. you come to a stop sign, and you go to hit the gas, and the acceleration is not catching. this is for the 2003 models. if you have one, contact your toyota dealer for repairs. >>> let's check your family finances two new resources. the new york stock exchange has a site called money sense for advice for saving for retirement, taking out a loan, creating a household budget. maybe if you don't have a 401(k), you may feel i don't know where to go on the web to learn these things. here's something for when you want to teach your kids financial lessons. they are making a e ing ing a cd warren buffett secret millionaires club. he has simple lessons kids could learn. he says things like derivatives are weapons of mass destruction. >> he's classic for the one lines. >> they there will be 26 episodes that will be online to help kids form good money habits. back to you. >> kids of all ages. we can all tune in. >>> the other woman in the john edwards sca
insisting the vehicle is safe. we'll tell you what else toyota is saying that moment. >>> two of al qaeda's leaders taken out during a u.s. raid north of baghdad. we'll tell you what the sign of strength might mean for u.s. troops in the region. >>> the a.m. fix blog is up and running. the conversation is ongoing right now. we would like to hear from you about anything in the news. go to cnn.com/amfix. we'll be reading your comments throughout the morning. >>> first though, the volcano eruption is getting stronger this morning sending a new plume of ash 15,000 feet into the sky. fr forecasters say it's spreading over the u.k. and could complicate flights this morning, especially in london. europe's air traffic agency says less than a third of flights scheduled to take off yesterday actually got off the ground. millions are still stranded on both sides of the atlantic and thousands living out of carry on bags at airports all over the board sharing soap and living off of in-flight snacks. the state department says 40,000 americans are stuck in great britain alone. rob marciano has the
-february. martha: toyota sales, despite all their problems, are booming. they've had recalls, they've had safety issues, they have had fines, and the japanese cars are still selling apparently like hot cakes. phil keating joins us from miami, trying to figure this out. phil, it is remarkable, it seems like everybody day you're hearing about another recall from this company. they just had a really strong month, right? >> reporter: yeah, february actually for toyota was one of its worst months ever but the company really bounced back in march with u.s. sales shooting up 41 percent, compared to march '09. generous incentives for all of the vehicles sold and leased. that's a big explanation, that amounted to about $2300 per vehicle. now, toyota's latest recall involving about 9000 lexus gp460s. toyota says about 5600 of them have been sold and repairs should take an hour. this is the vehicle consumer reports identified last week as maybe sussentable to -- susceptible to flipping over. one dealer explains toyota's perseverance through all this recent bad press with customers continuing to come into t
this morning an urgent warning about another toyota vehicle. "consumer reports" says the new lexus gx-460 is not safe and you should not buy it. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> it is very rare for "consumer reports" to say anything like that, that's so, you know, it almost sounds inflammatory, don't buy it. you rarely see that. often they'll say we don't recommend it, or we like this better. but that's what it's saying about the 2010 lexus gx460, says it can tip over during a turn if you're on an exit ramp because there's a problem with the electronic stability control. only about 5,000 have been sold so far. we have been trying to contact lexus early this morning for some kind of a response. they did talk to the detroit free press so lex success saying "we take a serious look at this and appreciate "consumer reports" bringing it to our attention." they're saying it does exceed all federal safety requirements. we'll keep an eye on that one. >> a lot of recalls lately. thanks so much, jen. >>> two astronauts from the space shuttle "discovery" are doing their last space walk o
. toyota sales led the pack with a 41% spike. all in all, u.s. auto sales picked up by 24% last month with gm and ford coming in second and third. >>> citigroup's financial services' spin-off primerica made its business debut. it shot up 31%. >>> finally if you pick up your significant other's cell phone and see an app called tiger text, beware. it enables text messages to self-destruct leaving behind only tiger tracks. the investor claims his application has nothing do with the famous golfer. rather it refers to real tigers that are no torously hard to track. >>> driet howard is magic, carmelo comes up sweet and dayton delivers. plus, high-flying ncaa dunkers. your early morning sports hel s headlines are straight ahead sfloo it's friday. coming up your weekend forecast. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." and in sports last night, two of the nba's best big men faced off as the magic battled the mavericks. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. >>> good morning. it was a battle of second-
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with that is almost impossible. >> it's truly perplexing. >>> the u.s. government is seeking to punish toyota for failure to act swiftly over its gas pedal issues. transportation secretary ray lahood is proposing that toyota pay a record fine of nearly $16.4 million after it, quote, knowingly hid a dangerous defect. documents show toyota knew about the defect back in september of last year but waited until late january to issue the recall. toyota still faces private lawsuits which could cost the automaker untold millions more in damages. that's a huge fine. >>> tiger woods took questions during a live news conference yesterday for the first time since his personal scandal broke back in november. woods talked about his affairs, his thanksgiving night accident and his wife, elin, who will not be joining him on the course. he also denied using performance enhancing drugs and discussed how he's looking forward to getting back on the course. >> that first tee i'm looking forward to it. i haven't looked forward to that tee shot in a long time. i've won numerous tournaments over the last few years,
. >> exactly. let's do a couple of headlines on a thursday. toyota says it's conducting safety tests on all s. u.v.'s after "consumer reports" issues a rare do not buy rating warning that the 2010 lexus could roll over. temporary has temporarily suspended sales of the s.u.v. and a recall is being considered. they are testing the s.u.v. and working to correct the stability problem. toyota is trying to avoid the criticism it faced earlier when it was accused of not acting quickly over the gas pedal and other problems. president obama isn't getting very far selling his financial reform bill to congressional republicans, at least. after a meeting to the white house on the topic, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said the president was simply creating an ongoing bailout system. >> if you look at it carefully, it will lead to endless taxpayer bailout of wall street banks. that is clearly not the direction the american people would like for us to go. >> and house minority leader john behnor complained that if it was his goal, that isn't the way to do it. >> in a time when small businesses are
.com/shep. another recall for toyota today. the automaker announcing it will bring in nearly 10,000 suvs to repair a problem that could cause rollovers. last week the magazine "consumer reports" gave a rare don't buy rating to the new lexus gx 460. toyota owns the lexus brand. also today toyota agreed to pay a fine of $16 million for failing to tell the u.s. government about problems with accelerator pedals. according to the associated press, that's the largest fine any automaker has ever paid to the government. the company released a statement denying that it broke any laws. president obama is headed here to new york city to make his case for wall street reform. democrats say it will protect americans from financial shenanigans. but republicans claim it will guarantee more taxpayer bailouts. we are live at the white house to separate. remember that miracle at the mines in china? 115 or so people rescued after eight days? the question now is was it really a rescue? notice anything particular about that picture in the cube? look at the man who is supposedly been in the mine for eight days. guess he
toyota grow. >> reporter: it takes more than just rising roadsides. >> we're reversing a downward trend inside the beltway. >> reporter: it's bringing in a new way of thinking along with a new difficulting. >> with the new art building they expect to add 5,000 residents without adding to the environmental burden. you can see the rest of the cool cities on our website, myfoxdc.com. >> thanks, mel. >>> it is 7:48 right now. 53 degrees out there. singing, dancing, talking plants. recognize that? little shop of horrors has it all. >> holly is at ford theater this morning. >> reporter: they don't necessarily going together. receipt re, humor, sci-fi and horror and why else wouldn't you burst into song. it is the little shop of horrors and it is at the historic ford theateare getting action. two puppeteers will show us why you need to see this version of the show and you need to see it here. it's all next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us.  >>> if you are not familiar with little shop of horrors, it got it's start as a cult comedy from back in the '60s and it was made into
, nbc news reports five days before toyota announced a massive recall over sticky accelerators a recently retired public relations executive warned higher ups, "the time to hide on this one is over." >>> kansas city's federal reserve bank president drove markets into a mini tailspin yesterday when he said keeping interest rates too low for too long would encourage risky financial behavior. that led to the dow's biggest drop since february, dipping by as much as 125 points during the day. its first triple-digit slide since february. all that combined with data showing domestic crude inventories rising sent oil tumbling below $86 a barrel. not surprisingly, energy stocks led the decliners with exxon mobil and oxidental sliding. >>> raised concerns about weak consumer spending. the fed announced consumer borrowing fell by $11.5 billion in february. analysts had expected a modest gain. >>> takeover talk made palm the most traded stock on the nasdaq, spiking 20% on speculation the smart phone maker may be a target. >>> talk about a turnaround. general motors plans to pay off its gov
news, dulles international airport. >>> toyota says it will pay the largest government penalty ever against an automaker. the company today will approve paying a $16.4 million fine. the transportation department had proposed the fine because toyota waited four months to report the gas pedal defects that resulted in the recall of millions of vehicles. >>> a financial reform bill is expected to be brought to the senate floor this week. the bill's supporters say it changes how some of wall street's biggest players do business. critics don't think so. but as david kerley reports that isn't getting the obama administration down. >> it may not have sounded like it with republicans saying the bill should be scrapped, they should start over with a bipartisan effort. but the administration says it's confident that financial reform is going to pass soon. and the treasury secretary believes he'll even get some republican votes. >> i believe that we are very close on this. that we agree on the vast bulk of the things necessary to end too big to fail, protect taxpayers in the future. that's one
, new york city mayor michael bloomberg on the set of "morning joe." >>> and toyota accepts responsibility for the accelerator problems. plus, sports. we are going to be right back on "morning joe." [ whistling ] [ dog barking ] [ sniffing ] [ male announcer ] missing something? like 2 pairs of bifocals for $149.99 at sears optical, with progressive lenses for just $25 more per pair. hurry in to sears optical today and don't miss a thing. to finish what you started today. for the aches and sleeplessness in between, there's new motrin pm. no other medicine, not even advil pm, is more effective for pain and sleeplessness. new motrin pm. >>> all right. a live shot from the top of the rock. looks like a nice day in new york. >> he is doing the same -- i've always been a frank ridge fan. no secret to my conservative brethren, but over the last year or two, there are times when he's extraordinarily insightful and there are times when he reads like a left-wing blogger. going back to see what the richmond post dispatch said in 1863 or whatever he did, it was -- it was just sort of m
in march. toyota was involved in a recall mess, and that as we know is ongoing. they're still recalling cars. according to the poll, more americans say the u.s. makes better quality vehicles. so there, how about that this morning. gregg: good for us. martha: indeed. gregg: all right, did they cross the line or are they heroes, getting a raw deal? a controversial trial taking place in iraq today, a court marshal of one of three navy seals accused of failing to protect the terror detainee who says he was assaulted while in custody, the detainee, mind you, the suspected mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four american contractors back in 2004. steve centanni, live in washington with more on this. steve, what exactly is happening today? >> well, gregg, it's the first day of the trial for one of the three navy seals who faces charges, in blue island, illinois, charged with dereliction of duty and impeding an investigation. he's not the one accused of actually punching the detainee in the stomach after he was captured. matthew mccabe, petty officer matthew mccabe is the one facing the
.p. sources reporting now that toyota is issuing yet another recall. this time, it's the 2010 lexus gx460 suv, citing potential rollover problems. i believe that this is the model that toyota just stopped production of recently. it could also be the model that there was a consumer reports warning on don't buy. we're going to try to nail that down. in any event the bottom line is this model of toyota, of lexus, is now being recalled by the company, the 2010 lexus gx460suv, more on that moments away. >>> well, we are trying to bring you an update on the state of the race down in florida that the entire nation is watching and phil keating is following it for us. tried to get to him moments ago, the vice president came out. this is what he's reporting on, former massachusetts governor mitt romney now addressing speculation that florida's charlie crist, the governor down there, may be possibly running for senate now as an independent. he's getting pummeled in the primary against marco rubio, leading some to say he's about to take drastic measures, becoming an independent, to try to get into the se
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. we'll read that e-mail next block. >> i think the reverend was correct. >>> toyota is temporarily halting sales of the gx460 after there was a warninging don't buy. electronic controls took too long to kick in after it slid out of control in sharp turns. consumer reports says that could lead to rollover accidents. toyota has already recalled 8 million cars and trucks will now be conducting its own tests. >>> here we go. i hope this script has been -- a. >> oh, my. >> a male aide has filed a sexual harassment complaint, alleging he groped and propositioned him. the aide says -- >> routinely made gestures implying that he wanted to have oral -- >> no, no, no, no, no, it's the morning. why does it have to say that? >> internal documents three months after massa was elected. his young male employee began complaining to supervisors that massa was making aggressive sexual overtones to him. ethics committee is investigating how democratic leaders handled the investigation after they forced a house vote demanding the probe. >> the probe? >> mika, what's next? >> who's writing this? >> ano
. the nasdaq gave back 12 3/4. >>> a top toyota executive says u.s. sales have surged 40% this month. thanks to heavy discounts in the wake of massive recalls. toyota has been offering 0% financing, low priced leasing, and free maintenance. the auto maker has recalled 8 million vehicles because of acceleration and breaking problems. >>> well, he spent 30 years serving his country. now there are questions about whether a state department employee was serving comone else, too -- serving someone else, too. new york responds to the russian subway bombings. mike mullen said establishing control of kandahar is the key to stopping taliban growing influence. the pakistani army says its soldiers repulsed in attack on check poi point close to afghan border. six soldiers and 25 militants were killed. swiss authorities say they cannot reopen money laundering case against pakistan's president because he has immunity. they revoked blanket amnesty covering thousands of other people from corruption charges. there was another twin suicide bombing in russia today. 12 people were killed in dogastan province an
stories we're following for you today. a top toyota xex tif apparently urnled his colleagues to come clean about accelerator problems just five day brs the company announced a massive recall. cnbc obtained an e-mail from the now retired executive telling toyota officials the time to hide on this one is over. >>> the internal space station has a new walk-in closet delivered late wednesday. the 13-ton cargo carrier includes dozens of experiments and supplies and also a new bedroom and freezer. >>> as millions struggle to find work in this economy, the the search is proving especially tough for our nation's military veterans. according to the labor department, the unemployment rate for men who served in iraq and afghanistan has tripled since the recession began. joining me now is joe davis, director of public affairs for vet rance of foreign wars. to what do you attribute that obstacle for veterans? >> it's tough out there, contessa. you're looking at an economy that's finally starting to improve, but it's very disturbing that you're seeing that the current war veterans, their unemployment ra
bludgeoning him. he did manage to grab some money from the register. >>> the transportation fined toyota $16.4 million, the largest amount allowed by the law for withholding information on unexpected acceleration in their vehicles due to defective gas pedals. while officials say they are accepting the responsibility paying the penalty, toyota is not expected to admit wrongdoing. >>> astronauts aboard the shuttle "discovery" will have to wait another day to return home. nasa canceled the second and last attempt for a landing at the kennedy space center today. the shuttle is returning from a mission to resupply and service the international space center. this is one of nasa's final shuttle flights before it retires its fleet in september. >>> right now on msnbc we have a weather channel look at the ash movement from volcano in iceland. more live reports on the impact on your travel coming up. >>> plus how former president bill clinton thinks his wife would do as the next supreme court justice. clinton one-on-one with our own luke russert just ahead. [ woman ] nine iron, it's almost tee-time. t
? the tea party express in full scene with rallies across the country. >> toyota not taking any chances this time. the automaker testing all its s. u.v.'s for safety after "consumer reports" warns drivers not to buy a popular lexus model. can it keep the roads safe? brian? >> good job, toyota. little by little, we'll get this down. pressing for sanctions against iran and securing loose nukes across the globe. is it up to us? according to the president -- >> whether we like it or not, we remain
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toyota in the showroom. >>> and at the bottom of the hour, rand paul, son of republican congressman ron paul, he's running for u.s. senate in kentucky. he's also a doctor. he'll tell us why he rejects obama care. first, todd santos with a check of the weather. >> hello there, mika. good morning, guys. looks like a much better morning across the east coast, especially the northeast where the last few days we've been talking about the flooding, which is still ongoing. many rivers still, again, well out of their banks, especially the patuxet river in rhode island. at least this morning looking at cool temperatures giving way to clear skies in and around the new york city area. a few thin clouds heading for sunshine this afternoon. a pretty nice picture. d.c. making a run at the 8 80-degree mark. this afternoon, beautiful all the way down to central and southern florida. we'll be back with more. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by star bucks. ♪ [ male announcer ] the cadillac laurel sales event. featuring the all-new srx. ♪ with available glide-up navigation. and ultraview sunroof.
this morning that toyota executives knew all about the accelerator problems with their vehicles and did nothing. it's an e-mail sent by a now retired toyota vice president before the big recall in january quoting now, we need to come clean, the time to hide on this one is over. we're not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. of course we'll continue to follow that story for you. but now let's check out the weather this morning with dave price. boy, it was beautiful in many parts yesterday. some record breakers, too. >> did >>> 17 past the hour. that's our first look at your weather picture. guys? >> the whole city felt like a barbeque yesterday. >> i love it. bring on the sweat. >>> still ahead this morning, tiger woods back on tour for the first time in five months. we'll take you live it auguto a gusz take. >> also signs that the record low mortgage rates are over. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. [ male announcer ] as long as we're winding up our doing dials, let's wind 'em with precision. open our throttle to even more selection. and turn that savings swagger up full tilt.
vanished walk to go school. he's expected to serve life in prison. >>> toyota is recalling another vehicle, this time it is the sienna minivan because of rusty spare tire holders. the latest recall covers 600,000 siennas with two wheel drive from model years 1998 to 2010. toyota says rust from road salt can cause the cable that holds the spare tire to break, allowing the tire to fall off. >>> it's about 14 after the hour. here is lonnie quinn this morning with a first check of the weather. good morning, lonnie. >> now, betty, if memory serves me correctly, you're a texan girl. >> that's right. >> the reason i'm talking about texas that's write shere i see toughest weather. this low pressure system is perfectly positioned to pull in all kinds of gulf moisture. so we're talking a lot of rain there. and we're talking about maybe two to four inches and flash flood watches in effect. now, elsewhere, we have a low pressure system for the northeast. what does that mean for you? scattered showers kind of off again, on again. not as pretty as last weekend. but also the whole weekend is not a washou
is pressing the u.s. military to conduct a full investigation. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. >>> toyota is facing a record fine over safety problems. the government is proposing that the automaker be fined $16.4 million which is the largest amount allowed. toy is accused of hiding a dangerous defect, sticking gas pedals, that caused sudden acceleration and led to millions of recalls. the transportation department says toyota knew there was a safety problem in september but did not notify federal regulators about it until january. the company has two weeks to appeal the fine. >>> well, duke has won its fourth national college basketball championship. last night in the closing seconds, duke and butler fought for the lead and then as the clock ran down, butler's gordon hayward launched a buzzer beater that just missed. butler fans and the team is just stunned at the end of their cinderella run. duke says the win was the best championship game he has ever been in. >> i've been fortunate to be in eight national championship games and this was a classic. this wasest and the best one. >> the c
is brought by toyota, an important message for toyota owners a lot of people wondering about the recall to get the facts and latest information. back to you. >> in the news the day to mail back the census form. officials say a lot of people have yet to do so. we're on the story. >> so far only 45 % have sent back the forms. today is the official mail in the form day and for the marylanders who don't a census worker may come to their door to have you fill it out in person. the census helps butte $400 billion in funding for hospitals, schools, senior centers, public works ' projects and emergency services. the bureau board should be fraudulent of cautious census workers. workers won't ask for your social security number or contact you online. back to you. >> more information on the fire in southwest baltimore. look at video. investigators say the fire broke out in the 1100 block of west cross street right near stewart. everyone inside was able to escape. the fire started they say on the second floor but the exact cause is still under investigation. this morning, spring training report, th
and irresponsible behavior that i engaged. >> i'm very sorry for any incidents that toyota drivers have experienced. ♪ who's sorry now >> i made a very serious mistake. >> all i can say is that i apologi apologize. >> i'm very sorry. >> my wife regina has been horribly hurt by my behavior. >> all of them, especially my wife, i'm truly sorry. ♪ glad that you're sorry now >> so, lots of sorries, but do they make a difference? or is it only what you do next that counts? we
at today's top stories. >>> toyota announces it will now test the safety of all sport utility models. the effort is to reassure buyers after consumer reports placed a don't buy label on the 2010 lexus gs460 due to possible rollover problems. toyota says it has not decided whether to recall the gx460, which is stopped selling in the u.s. following the consumer reports warning. >>> an erupting volcano in iceland is affecting flights from u.s. to europe this morning. flights have been halted across northern europe. it's the volcano's second eruption in two months but officials say this one is 20 times more powerful than the last one. hundreds of nearby residents have been evacuated. >>> breaking overnight -- the russian foreign ministry is suspending all adoptions of russian children by americans. the freeze will be in effect until the two countries reach an agreement on adoption procedures. it comes after a tennessee woman sent back her 7-year-old adopted son to moscow by himself with a note claiming she no longer wanted to raise him. the case has ignited strong outrage in russia and h
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